Top 10 Indian Movies of 2018

by imdb_india_editors | last updated - 3 months ago

Check out the best Indian movies of the year, as rated by IMDb users. The movies on the list range across Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu cinema. Find out more about of these films by reading excerpts of reviews from real IMDb users.

*Among the Indian movies released in 2018, these 10 movies had the highest ratings by IMDb users utilizing the same criteria as the popular IMDb Top Rated charts (as of Nov. 30, 2018). The IMDb Top Rated charts are based on the actual ratings from IMDb regular voters.

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Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju (2018)

10. Sanju - 8.1/10

"Its a roller coaster ! Raju Hirani's portrayal of Sanju is a MASTERPIECE ! Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt is more Sanjay Dutt than Sanjay Dutt ! The guy is phenomenal ... flawless acting ... short of superlatives to describe his act ! Vicky Kaushal playing Sanju's best friend was amazing in his character ... plays an important role and does full justice. Paresh Rawal playing the legendary Sunil Dutt is wonderful ! Everyone else is just as good ! Hirani does a fantastic job in summarizing Sanjay Dutt's biography in a 3 hour movie ... what an amazing story it is ... what an amazing life it is. Ranbir has played the role of his life in this career defining movie !" - ripujit_in

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Alia Bhatt in Raazi (2018)

9. Raazi - 7.8/10

"Firstly, the acting was on point, and made the movie what it turned out to be. Alia Bhatt is turning out to be an absolute genius, and has come a long way from her 'student of the year' days. There are very few in her peer-group that can do justice to these kinds of roles. Vicky Kaushal was good as the beguiled husband, and his restrained yet emotional male character (supporting a powerful female lead) is a Bollywood rarity, and was thoroughly enjoyable. The others are on point too, with minor actors like Jaideep Ahlawat and Rajit Kapoor delivering strong performances."

Secondly, the movie turned out to be tight and on point, with no melodramatic displays of emotion or sappy songs. - bharaths-435-14892

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Vijay Raaz, Pankaj Tripathi, Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Banerjee, and Aparshakti Khurana in Stree (2018)

8. Stree - 8.1/10

"A zany supernatural parable that is both strongly feminist and uproariously funny, Stree, Amar Kaushik's self-assured first feature, delivers shocks and laughs in equal measure. Despite its repeated to-ing and fro-ing between conflicting tones, the horror comedy glides along a firm and steady arc almost all through its runtime of two hours and a bit.

The film's fear quotient, like its comic flourishes, varies pretty wildly - in the climatic moments, it even wobbles just a touch - but the sight of fully grown men cowering in panic at the very mention of the spectral figure who gives the film its title is always hilarious, even when it tilts towards the terrifying." -nsanjay-76795

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Ram Charan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in Rangasthalam (2018)

7. Rangasthalam - 8.7/10

"Watch the characters speak. Listen to the background score speak. Feel the visuals speak. Read the writer/director speak. A revenge drama. We have watched millions of them, yes. But this will take its spot among the rare few best in this lot. Ram Charan gives a lifetime performance as Chitti Babu. His role, his expressive histrionics owing to the disability (plays deaf), his characterization (not heroic by pretense but through sheer nature). Samantha as the female lead, looks like your typical Indian village belle, shows just how much efforts she has put into this project...You feel Rangasthalam for the 170minutes. The writing and taking however, takes the top seat as it moulds a pretty known plot into something that's intriguing all through. Art direction takes a special mention. Like his earlier flicks, this one too undeniably has the - SukkuMARK !" - harshakick

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Akshay Kumar in Padman (2018)

6. Padman - 8.1/10

"A beautiful movie with a strong message. Akshay Kumar hits a bullseye again and shines as a winner with his wonderful and effortless acting. He is lovable and takes the movie to the next level. The story as we all know is very inspiring but the execution is what makes it believable and entertaining. R Balki has done a good job and the movie does not bore you even a bit. Radhika Aapte as always delivers a strong performance. Sonam Kapoor is fine and has performed better than all her previous movies. Highly recommend everyone to watch this movie." -rohankapoor-97889

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Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Surekha Sikri, Ayushmann Khurrana, and Sanya Malhotra in Badhaai Ho (2018)

5. Badhaai Ho - 8.2/10

"Kudos to all the actors for their brilliant work. Each character had its own significance in the movie. It was a perfect blend of simplicity & decency while conveying a sensitive social message, of course with a lot of Entertainment" -hersheyzjs

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Dulquer Salmaan and Keerthi Suresh in Mahanati (2018)

4. Mahanati - 8.8/10

"The parallel story to help us connect to the past is brilliant story telling. The research done by the costume department paired with the cinematography of Dani Sanchez-Lopez gives us the closest one can come to time traveling into the past while staying put. Venkateswara Rao Kotagiri's editing features seamless transitions when switching between time periods and helps with Savithri's aging process without abrupt change. The soundtracks and background music isn't your typical people breaking into song and dance but an extension to the emotions experienced by the characters. The director can pat his back for the casting." -archana-paladugu

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Trisha Krishnan and Vijay Sethupathi in 96 (2018)

3. 96 - 9.1/10

"A simple love story told in an engaging way. This movie will break you, in a real sense. Time heals everything? Watch this one and you will understand they just fade so that you can find them again. Acting and music bring the movie from reel to real. It's unapologetic. Its sad. It will make you happy yet a drop of tear will come from your eyes.

Love hurts? It doesn't. In the end all you can do is feel for the characters. But why? Because you see yourself. A movie never to be missed. A reunion with old memories." - funpratheek

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Vishnu Vishal and Munishkanth in Ratsasan (2018)

2. Ratsasan - 9.0/10

"I watched Ratsasan today and was compelled to review and ask movie buffs to add this masterpiece thriller in their wish-list. This is a rollercoaster ride which doesn't let you comfortably sit in your seat. This is the longest rollercoaster I have ever sat on. Very gripping narrative, with a mind numbing, soul quenching background score. From cinematography to editing to acting, all in all a masterpiece. Movies first half ends at a point, where you are hungry to discover the killer but the second half leaves you at the edge of your seat until you reach home, still in the reminiscences of the killer, one struggles to sleep. Yes, all of this despite being completely unfamiliar with Tamil language." - bhavninder

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Ayushmann Khurrana in Andhadhun (2018)

1. Andhadhun - 9.0/10

"I saw this in a theatre. Being a fan of Raghavan movies, I was looking forward to it n I enjoyed it tremendously inspite having seen The Piano Tuner. I liked this more than the original. The screenplay is awesome. The writing team n the director did a fantastic job n successfully made the transition of a short film into a feature film. The script never loosens its grip on the nerves. Coming back to the film, it is chaotic, hilarious n very entertaining. It is well paced and has funny situations as well as a black sense of humor. Watch out for that shady hospital scene man. The movie is well cast, with amusing performances by Ayushman n Tabu. The director did a superb job. Raghavan was definitely having a little fun after the dark thriller Badlapur. - Fella_shibby

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